The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team has four more players who are NHL draft picks.
Alex Biega never doubted he had the ability to play in the NHL. All he needed was a chance — one he certainly took advantage of Monday night. The 26-year-old defenseman scored the winning goal in his first career game, and the Vancouver Canucks held on during a chaotic final 30 seconds for a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild.
The Wild had their very physical players leading the way in Monday night’s victory over the Canucks.
Roberto Luongo was a lot better in Minnesota than he’d been in the past. Still, he wasn’t quite good enough to extend Vancouver’s seven-game winning streak.
Zach Parise had two goals and an assist, Niklas Backstrom had 25 saves and the Minnesota Wild beat Vancouver 4-2 Sunday night to move into a first-place tie with the Canucks.
Corey Schneider made 22 saves and Mason Raymond had a power-play goal and an assist in the second period to lead Vancouver past the sputtering Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Thursday night, the fourth straight win for the Canucks.
Erik Christensen’s power-play goal late in the second period gave Josh Harding and the Minnesota Wild a long-sought win, 2-0 over the suddenly sputtering Vancouver Canucks on Monday.
Roberto Luongo took a big step toward getting back on track.
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Sami Salo left Monday’s game against Minnesota after being hit by a slap shot late in the first period. He did not return.
Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu returned Monday night against the Vancouver Canucks after missing 11 games with a broken finger.
Manny Malhotra had a goal and an assist, Cory Schneider stopped 27 shots and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Tuesday night.
The Vancouver Canucks have granted forward Rick Rypien an indefinite leave of absence. Earlier in the season, Rypien got a six-game suspension from the NHL after grabbing a fan on his way to the dressing room in Minnesota.
ST. PAUL (AP) — Vancouver Canucks center Rick Rypien pushed a fan in the game against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. Rypien and Minnesota’s Brad Staubitz, who fought in the opening period, were about […]